The Gallery is a beautiful sunlit 1000 sq foot space with track lighting, exposed industrial ceilings and original hardwood floors, flanked by two 8 x 8 foot windows fronting Somerset Street. The café component encourage visitors to stay and reflect upon the work, to create conversation - a contrast to the traditional austere qualities of the typical gallery.

It  features both solo and curated group shows for emerging and established artists with an emphasis on realism and representational art. 

- 50% commission

- vernissage, openings, art talks, seminars,

- Venue rental (for art shows, private parties) please inquire



October 19th - Nov 2nd

#goodthingsottawa - spreading the psych in real life

RECEPTION: Tuesday Oct 21st 7pm

RECEPTION: Tuesday Oct 21st 7pm

#goodthingsottawa - spreading the psych in real life

An apt613 Support Local photo and art show curated by Kristina Corre, in collaboration with the Studio Cafe

It  started with an instagram hashtag, as a way to mark moments of talent, passion, and creativity throughout Ottawa.  The hashtag evolved into a blog, where Kristina -- recently graduated with her Master of Architecture degree and a little homesick for the atmosphere of overflowing creative energy found in the Carleton School of Architecture's studios -- sought to discover and showcase the ways that brilliant, talented people were putting down roots and making this city a home for their passions.  This show is a collection of the photos, wise words, and contributed works of the artists, performers, talented dreamers and doers visited by Kristina in the blog's first year of seeking out and celebrating fellow big believers in the creative potential of little Ottawa.

Featuring photography and graphic design by Kristina Corre/goodthingsottawa.ca, and original artwork by Ryan Smeeton, Kalkidan AssefaLaura Inksetter, and others.


Vernissage Tuesday October 21st, time tba.  Featuring a performance by Nicole Lefebvre and Nathanael Larochette.


Come out and enjoy the best moments, wise words, and contributed works of some of this city's talented dreamers and doers. Featuring photos and graphic design by Kristina Corre/goodthingsottawa, and original artwork by Kalkidan Assefa, Ryan Smeeton, Laura Inksetter and others.

The vernissage will have food and drinks and music and poetry by Nicole Lefebvre and Nathanael Larochette (music at 9pm). Bring friends ♥
http://nicolelefebvre.bandcamp.com/

For those who can't make it Tuesday night, the art will be up from October 19th to November 2nd. :)


Upcoming… November "Life on The Rock"

Meet The Artist Reception: Thursday Nov 6th , 6-9pm

Watercolours & Oils of Newfoundland

by Crystal Beshara

 “Life on The Rock” is the double entendre referring to both the nickname given to the province of Newfoundland but also the actual micro-universe that lives on a rock. A body of work created in homage to my  journey to and experience in Newfoundland in September of 2013.
Its wild and rugged landscape has a unique ecosystem that varies extremely from region to region. With that comes an earthy palette so varied I near got whiplash straining to take in everything I could during my drive from St.John’s to the studio in Trinity, even in September. Treed, dense vegetation in one window and jagged outcrops of rocks painted with bright autumnal tundra.  Of particular beauty is the Trepassey area (along the Irish Loop). Where once it supported one of the worlds largest roaming caribou herds, after a devastating parasite now it has diminished to only a few hundred, heart broken I knew immediately I wished to paint images to tell this story. I was also fascinated by the geology  - from the grandiose scale of a single monolith to the tiniest pebbles, to the thinnest blood red shale. "
The piece entitled “The Weight of a Stone” is from an image I took on a 4 hour hike through Butter Pot Provincial park. The rocks are Precambrian era and are approximately 600 million years old. After the last glacation, huge boulders were left behind that take on rather anthropomorphic shapes. In this case they look to me like a small family, a baby shielded by the presence of it’s parents. I like the idea of linking our human experience to the natural world. As world renown naturalist Robert Bateman states if you want to raise awareness “ Go for the heart”. (See the video below)
 

Past Exhibitions...



 
Flora & Fauna: The Imaginative World of Laura Inksetter *Solo Show,  August 2014

Flora & Fauna: The Imaginative World of Laura Inksetter *Solo Show,  August 2014

 

Roots: A Sentimental Journey Leeca St.Aubin *Solo Show July 2014

Roots: A Sentimental Journey Leeca St.Aubin *Solo Show July 2014

 

Blume: Group show, June 2014

Blume: Group show, June 2014



Past shenanigans and more images  (featured below)

Submissions

Proposals for solo shows from emerging and established artists working in realism, and contemporary realism are welcomed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response.

The Gallery is a beautiful sunlit 1000 sq. foot space with track lighting, exposed industrial ceilings and original hardwood floors, flanked by two 8 x 8 foot windows fronting Somerset Street. 
It will feature both solo and curated group shows for emerging and established artists with an emphasis on realism and representational art. A cafe encourages patrons to stay and enjoy the ambience and good company.

  • Vernissage, openings, art talks, seminars, 
  • Venue rental CLICK HERE for more info  (for art shows, private parties)or email: Studio@TheStudio.ca



Copyright © 2013, Crystal Beshara